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For the price I had hoped it would work better. Its sticky and noisy and takes too long ...
on 18 November 2015
Takes a while to get to grips with. For the price I had hoped it would work better. Its sticky and noisy and takes too long to set up. Its built like a tank. (a Russian Tank) and will probably last a long time. Though its Italian, Its no Ducati, and defo had no feedback from Rossi. If you want clean pans and dips from this device, you need to put in the time with the controls which are stiff as hell.
The removable plate is a bit touch and go, designed for heavy old school video cameras like my Canon xhA1 not a GH4 or the like.
Knowing no better, I shelled out quite a lot of money bying into Manfrotto thinking that this gear would be future proof. I have discovered that Manfrotto are behind the curve and although their products are very robust, they are not always the best option.